Graham Yost

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Graham Yost
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Graham Yost with his Peabody Award
Born Graham John Yost
(1959-09-05) September 5, 1959 (age 55)
Etobicoke, Ontario
Occupation Screenwriter, television producer, television director, actor.
Years active 1989–present

Graham John Yost (born September 5, 1959) is a Canadian film and television screenwriter. His best-known works are the films Speed, Broken Arrow, and Hard Rain and the TV series Justified. In 2002, he created the widely acclaimed, yet short-lived drama series Boomtown.

He has also written for the television series Herman's Head and Band of Brothers. He also created the short-lived NBC drama Raines. Yost teamed up with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, along with two of his fellow Boomtown writers Michelle Ashford and Larry Andries, to write and direct episodes of the HBO miniseries The Pacific. As of 2010, Yost is the creator and executive producer of the series Justified, which premiered on FX in March 2010.

Born in Etobicoke, he is the son of Canadian television personality Elwy Yost, the longtime host of the public broadcaster TVOntario's Saturday Night at the Movies. He lives in California with his family.


Awards & nominations[edit]

Yost won Emmy awards for his involvement in the mini-series From the Earth to the Moon and The Pacific. He also won a Golden Globe for his work on HBO miniseries, Band of Brothers, for which he was one of the writers.

Future projects[edit]

It has been announced Yost will write the story for the new Major Matt Mason movie scheduled for release in 2012 with Tom Hanks.[1]


  1. ^ Fleming, Michael (Mar 24, 2009). "Tom Hanks circles 'Major' toy story". Variety. RBI. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 

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